Wordless Wednesday 16.05.18

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Etsy Made in Canada – Spring Edition!

It’s true – Etsy is launching a Spring edition of the popular fall ‘Made in Canada’ show!  I’m honoured to be included in the lineup of stellar makers, stop by if you’re around!  It’s at Campbell House Museum, a gorgeous space, located right beside Osgoode subway station on Queen St West.

What: Etsy Made in Canada: Spring Edition
When: Saturday June 23, 2018  10am – 6pm
Where: Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West, Toronto

For more information, please see the show facebook event here.

Wordless Wednesday 09.05.18

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Makeology

It’s a busy weekend coming up for Sprouts Press!  On Sunday, April 29, I’ll be at the Art Gallery of Hamilton with a table at the Makeology Spring Craft Market.  Stop by to see all sorts of beautiful handmade items by local makers.

When: Sunday April 29, 2018 11am – 5pm

Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton

For more information, please see show website here.

Wordless Wednesday 25.04.18

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Book Arts in Grimsby

This Saturday is the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair in Grimsby!  I’ll be there with my wares, among so many other talented bookbinders, printmakers, papermakers, small press and everything between.  It’s also the 40th anniversary of the show!  I’d love for you to come out and say Hi, and see what it’s all about.

What: Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair
When: Saturday April 28, 2018.  9am – 5pm.
Where: Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario.

For more information please go here.

East End Folks: Upcoming Bookbinding Class!

I’ll be at the gorgeous studio-shop of Gotamago on June 9 teaching the popular Bookbinding Sampler class.  If you missed it last time, now’s your chance!

In this sampler-style bookbinding workshop students will learn the tools of the trade with easy, softcover bookbinding techniques to create unique, handmade books. Everyone will leave with three finished notebooks, made by (their own!) hand.

What: Bookbinding Sampler Workshop For Beginners
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Gotamago, 1231 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto

For more information and to register for this class, please go here.

Wordless Wednesday 18.04.18

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See you in class!

Join us this Sunday for an afternoon of paper fun! In this class students will learn how to hand stitch your own Travelers Notebook inserts.

First, students will learn about the tools of the trade, then we’ll craft the notebooks in an easy to follow book binding method that is suitable for the Travelers Notebook REGULAR SIZE. We will have a selection of papers (grid, craft, etc), that will make for some amazing customized notebooks for your TN. One you learn the skills, you will be able to make all kinds of inserts in different sizes.

Suitable for beginners, everyone leaves with as many 4 or 5 inserts as they can make in the time allotted.

What: Travellers Notebook Insert Making – a Bookbinding Workshop
When: Sunday April 15, 2018.  1pm – 5pm
Where: Paper Plus Cloth, 1340 Queen Street West, Toronto

For more information & to register, please go here.

(photo: Paper Plus Cloth)

The Wayzgoose

It’s the 40th anniversary of the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair!!

Wayzgoose started in 1979 as a small gathering of friends and colleagues that attracted about 300 visitors; since then it has grown into an eagerly awaited annual event with visitors from across Canada, as well as many international visitors.

The 40th Annual Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair will bring together a fascinating group of private press printers, bookbinders, print makers, paper marblers and other artisans to celebrate the art of the hand-made books – presenting their work to the public, renewing connections with colleagues, and sharing their expertise with the next generation of artists and artisans.

**NEW THIS YEAR**  We have invited ten artisans to present a series of interactive demonstrations, which include: papermaking, hand setting type, letterpress printing, book binding, paper marbling and more!

Sound like fun?  One day only – don’t miss it!!

When: Saturday April 28, 2018. 9am – 5pm
Where:  Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario

For more information, please go here.